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Thursday Highlights: Buckle up Apple fans, October 30 New York City event invitations sent out! Let the speculation begin...; Jason Cross at Macworld calls Apple Watch Series 4 "a generational leap" with "plenty of room to grow"; Philip Elmer-Dewitt on perception of Apple's entry into Hollywood; EU Commision decides to withdraw action against Ireland for delays recovering back Apple taxes; critical information concerning AirPrint changes in Mojave; Chartable report on how podcast charts are being manipulated by scammers; lives empowered by Apple's accessibility tools; Apple customers in US now can download all the data Apple has collected on them; by 2020 we may see Macs with in-house chips; high-voltage battery power converters for sport cars in works at Apple?; TechHive reviews PlayStation Vue streaming service integration on Apple TV.

  • "Warren Buffett on iPhone sales: Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett brushes off softer iPhone sales, saying Berkshire owns Apple stock for the long haul."  CNBC Videos 7:00 AM
  • "Apple's latest China ad features a very different China than its previous ones: China is changing. Apple is changing. And with that, Apple's depiction of China is changing."  Quartz 7:00 AM
  • "Coalition of technology companies call for investigation into 'troubling' Apple and Google app store practices: Dominant technology giants accused of abusing their market position in mobile app stores to squeeze out rivals" V3 6:56 AM
  • "Apple, Qualcomm: A Messy Marriage/Qualcomm may be seeking to ban importation of the iPhone in the latest escalation of the dispute." Barron's 10:20 AM
  • "European tech lobbies for action against Apple and Google" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:52 AM
  • "Google Docs phishing attack underscores OAuth security risks: One security researcher easily managed to replicate Wednesday's phishing attack." IDG News Service 7:26 AM
  • "Snake, the Latest MacOS Malware, Makes its Way Over from Windows" Digital Trends 1:55 PM
  • "How to Show a Wi-Fi Password When Typing It on Mac" OS X Daily 1:55 PM
  • "How to open your iTunes playlists in separate windows" iDownload Blog 12:34 PM
  • "macOS: Finding the Hidden Advanced Display Preferences" The Mac Observer 4:22 PM
  • "macOS: How To Use Apple Watch to Auto Unlock Your Mac" The Mac Observer 1:48 PM
  • "How To Download An IPA File On Your PC Or Mac" AddictiveTips 12:33 PM
  • "How to screen record gameplay on your Mac" iMore 12:33 PM
  • "Generating Quick Random Numbers on Your Mac" MacMost 10:30 AM
  • "Browse Websites The Old Way (it's better)" Mac360 8:12 AM
  • "The New Generation Email Apps" TeraTalks 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Why does Apple want to compete with Square and Venmo? Do you send money to your friends from your phone? If not, would you do it if Apple facilitated the transaction?" Recode 6:55 AM
  • "Apple becomes top wearables vendor as fitness bands run out of steam" Telecoms 7:09 AM
  • "Apple Watch overtakes Fitbit to be crowned world's largest wearables vendor" Cult of Mac 6:56 AM
  • "Apple Watch overtakes Fitbit as best-selling wearable around" TechnoBuffalo 9:40 PM
  • "The Apple Watch outsold every other wearable last quarter" Engadget 9:28 AM
  • "Chinese phones overtake Apple, Samsung at home: Tough going for global brands as Apple slips to fourth position on list of top 10 best-selling phones in China, with Samsung trailing two spots behind." CNET 6:48 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Tops Shoppers' Lists, But Samsung Is Recovering from the Note 7 Recall" TheStreet 10:20 AM
  • "It looks like Amazon's Video app is finally coming to Apple TV this summer: Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook bury the hatchet." Recode 9:55 AM
  • "iPhone shipments in China fell 15% in Q1 2017 as local brands bite, but Samsung hit harder" 9to5Mac 7:25 AM
  • "Apple Music in the Running for Prince Documentary, Unaired Concert Video" The Mac Observer 6:36 PM
  • "Apple plans new store in 'red dot' Singapore" Reuters 7:03 AM
  • "Thailand removes Apple, Google logos from royal funeral statue: The artist was forced to remove the logos from the statue of a mythical beast, which he carved in thinking they demonstrated his respect for the late monarch." CNET 6:47 AM
  • "PC World worker stole €27k worth of Apple products from his workplace in 'stupid' attempt to make money" Irish Independent 9:03 AM
  • "PC World worker charged with stealing $30k of Apple gear" Cult of Mac 9:03 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iTunes hits 1 million downloads in first week" Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "French presidential frontrunner Macron's emails leaked after alleged hack" TechCrunch 8:22 PM
  • "Switch owners are having problems with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's most important feature" BGR 6:32 PM
  • "FCC chairman wants to cut regulations, speed new innovation approvals" Reuters 4:21 PM
  • "Friday 5: my favorite 1Password features for iOSĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 7:31 PM
  • "Connected, Episode 140: Elaborate System of Mirrors" MacStories 1:55 PM
  • "iPad's Downward Trend, Fitbit's Wearable Decline -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-05" The Mac Observer 1:04 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 118 | Disappearing Apple Watch apps, Siri Speaker at WWDC, and AAPL earnings" 9to5Mac 12:34 PM
  • "Will Apple's Siri smart speaker suck? Catch the discussion on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:52 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks about the history of the professional Mac, and Apple's pro software" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "–A+: Apple's Phil Schiller makes argument for screens on voice assistant devices like Amazon Echo" AppleInsider 6:55 PM
  • "Bosch Said to Win Some iPhone Orders in Blow to InvenSense" Bloomberg 7:01 AM
  • "Apple's Latest Patent Will Blast Water Out of Your iPhone With an Audio Pulse" Digital Trends 12:34 PM
  • "Can't rename your AirPods as 'AirPods'? Here's the fix." iDownload Blog 4:18 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM

  • "Luma WiFi System Review: Is This the Mesh-Networking Kit for You?" AppAdvice 2:10 PM
  • "Review: 808 Audio Canz GLO and Canz H2O Bluetooth Speakers" iLounge 12:34 PM
  • "LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 review: The ultimate storage system for professionals" CNET 8:15 AM
  • "LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 3 review: An ideal storage system for professionals" CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Blue Ella review: freaky design meets superior sound" The Verge 8:52 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "SCRAP Review: A fun, cute, and predictable iPhone game" iMore 9:06 AM
  • "Find peculiar people in the placid, pleasurable Hidden Folks" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "How to send voice messages from Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 4:18 PM
  • "How to clean and disinfect your iPhone" iMore 10:20 AM
  • "How to improve Mac, iPhone & iPad battery life in 26 tips" Computerworld 7:35 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: iPhone auto-plays music in cars, varying volume levels, and audiobook sorting" Macworld 7:01 AM
  • "How to fix photos not uploading to or downloading from iCloud Photo Library" iDownload Blog 6:55 AM
  • "Why You Don't Need to Wait for Amazon Prime for Apple TV this Summer" Apple Must 10:14 AM
  • "Can Android run iTunes or FaceTime? (And more top Google queries answered)" ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "Apple TV may finally get Amazon Video this summer" BGR 9:30 PM
  • "A Fantasy Conversation: Bezos and Cook Chat About Amazon Echo" The Mac Observer 4:22 PM
  • "What your favorite apps might look like on iPhone 8" Cult of Mac 1:55 PM
  • "iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: Notification System Overhaul" iPhone Hacks 1:12 PM
  • "On Self-Driving Cars, Apple Has Some Catching Up to Do" PC Magazine 12:34 PM
  • "Apple would be crazy to buy Netflix: O'Leary" CNBC Videos 12:34 PM
  • "Apple Should Have Bought Tesla" Mac360 11:25 AM
  • "Could Apple buy Netflix or Tesla? Citigroup thinks so" 9to5Mac 10:56 AM
  • "Apple to Deprecate TidBITS News and Other 32-bit iOS Apps: We're approaching another of those inflection points where Apple leaves some apps — and their users — behind." TidBITS 10:33 AM
  • "This iPhone 8 concept video might just blow your mind" BGR 8:52 AM
  • "The Supercalifragilistic Scale of Apple's iPhone 8 Opportunity is Expialidocious" Apple Must 8:49 AM
  • "CIRP data illustrates the 'pause' in iPhone sales described by Tim Cook" 9to5Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Yes, Apple's iPad Is Dying" Mac360 7:50 AM
  • "Odds on Apple takeover targets: Netflix and Disney top one investment bank's list" VentureBeat 7:39 AM
  • "Why Apple's laptops could use a little less innovation at the moment: Apple should take a cue from Microsoft's new Surface Laptop and focus on speed, not gimmicks."  Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "Women are the unsung women in technology – here's why" Mashable 4:18 PM
  • "Let's be honest, here's why you suck at IoT" ReadWrite 2:27 PM
  • "We need to talk about that Microsoft Surface Laptop: It feels so strange to say this, but Microsoft is killing it with its Surface hardware." Mashable 11:04 AM
  • "This might be the first image of Amazon's Echo with a touchscreen" The Verge 10:56 AM
  • "This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds: At 10, Scratch is a popular tool to teach kids programming. But its real glory is how it imparts lessons in sharing, logic, and hackerism."  Backchannel 10:43 AM
  • "How To Install Linux On A Chromebook With Crouton" AddictiveTips 9:56 AM
  • "Is a Google-made Chrome ad-blocker the answer to intrusive advertising?" BetaNews 9:27 AM
  • "Amazon, Not Apple, Can See You Naked" NoodleMac 8:20 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Metallica's Lars Ulrich to host weekly Beats 1 show on Apple Music" AppleInsider 1:55 PM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Reaches Milestone Of 300 Million Daily Users" Digital Trends 11:48 AM
  • "Microsoft ropes in best buds Adobe for Microsoft Teams integration, will get revealed at Build 2017" MSPoweruser 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, price, features, specs: Microsoft might reveal Surface Pro 5 at 23 May Shanghai event" IT PRO 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft to hold May 23rd event regarding Surface line; is the Surface Pro 5 to be unveiled?" phoneArena 9:27 AM
  • "Surface Phone incoming? Microsoft reveals second May event to launch 'what's next'" TrustedReviews 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens becomes an AR assistant for spinal surgery: A new mixed reality platform could improve accuracy and expedite procedures." Engadget 9:29 PM
  • "3 Small, Strong Competitors Are Why Buffett Should Dump IBM" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "Just Like Warren Buffett, You Should Also Put IBM's Stock in the Garbage Can and Light It on Fire" TheStreet 9:20 AM
  • "As Buffett Dumps IBM Shares, Board Needs to Oust Ginni Rometty" 24/7 Wall St. 9:19 AM
  • "IBM shares sink as Buffett cuts stake" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 PM
  • "Dell EMC cuts cloud deal with Microsoft" Channel Eye 9:10 AM
  • "Dell EMC to release Azure Stack in small, medium and Oh My!" The Register 9:09 AM
  • "Intel admits 'metallic' rebrand for forthcoming Skylake-based Xeon CPUs" V3 9:08 AM
  • "Intel makes metallic naming scheme official for new Skylake-based Xeon processors" The Inquirer 9:08 AM
  • "Intel Shakes Up Xeon Chip Branding, Adding Skylake Into The Mix" Silicon UK 9:07 AM
  • "Intel's rebranded Xeon chips sound like credit cards" PCWorld 8:36 AM
  • "Intel announces Skylake-based Xeon Processor Scalable family" bit-tech 9:07 AM
  • "Intel shakes up Xeon chips with Skylake 'Scalable Processor' family" Ars Technica UK 9:07 AM
  • "New leak points to the power of AMD's Radeon RX Vega graphics cards" TechRadar UK 9:05 AM
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.5.1: Prey Release Driver" AnandTech 9:04 AM
  • "Oracle Germany Expansion Brings IaaS Cloud Platform To Europe" Silicon UK 9:01 AM
  • "Oracle rethinks modular Java plan after Red Hat's objections" InfoWorld 8:50 AM
  • "If immigrants can study in US, why can't they work, asks Oracle CEO" The Economic Times 9:00 AM
  • "AT&T Taps Oracle Cloud Services In 'Historic' Agreement" Forbes 9:00 AM
  • "AT&T to Move its Databases and App Workloads to the Oracle Cloud" Converge! 9:00 AM
  • "Oracle outlines German cloud datacentre expansion plans" ComputerWeekly 9:02 AM
  • "Oracle expands cloud footprints in Germany, says hello to VMware" Financial Express 8:59 AM
  • "Arista infringed on two original Cisco patents, ITC finds" ITworld 8:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Buffett Adds Apple Stock in 1Q, As Earnings Dip" FOXBusiness 9:40 PM
  • "Apple Raises $7 Billion in Bond Sale Ahead of Trump's Proposed Tax Repatriation Holiday" MacRumors 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Is Under Attack on All Fronts" Bloomberg 7:03 AM
  • "There Is a Growing Problem for Apple That CEO Tim Cook Doesn't Want You to Know About" RealMoney [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:44 AM
  • "Apple 10-Q shows $1.34 billion gains in currency hedges" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:55 PM
  • "Apple: Why Hong Kong Matters" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:38 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records after jobs data: Dow has best finish since March as benchmarks rise for the week" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at New Records on Crude Rebound, Positive Jobs Report" TheStreet 4:19 PM
  • "Wall St Edges Up on Strong Jobs Data, IBM Caps Gains" Reuters 4:19 PM
  • "S&P 500 Posts Third Straight Week of Gains: Strong corporate results, monthly jobs data lift the stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Chinese stocks drop on falling commodity prices: Commodities took center stage in Asia Friday, with a slump in Chinese metals prices and weakness in crude oil sending equity markets across the region lower." MarketWatch 7:34 AM
  • "European stocks end week at 21-month high ahead of French election: European stocks climbed out of the red and finished at a 21-month high Friday, as buying appetite for assets perceived as risky returned ahead of the French presidential election." MarketWatch 11:52 AM

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